Open Wed-Mon, 10 AM - 5 PM (Last Entry at 4 PM)

Spagat Family Voices of Genocide Exhibition

Ongoing Exhibit

There will be limited access to this exhibition from June 17 – 30.

Voices of Genocide explores how and why genocide continues to occur across geography and time. Learn from survivors and descendants of genocides in Armenia, Guatemala, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, and Burma about the common conditions and warning signs that can lead to genocide and how recognizing these factors helps determine efforts toward intervention and prevention.

The average visit time is approximately 30 – 45 minutes. This exhibition is recommended for ages 12 and older.

Every Survivor Has a Story...

Kizito D. Kalima

Nyanza, Rwanda

1979 - Present

Senada Cvrk-Pargan

Žutica, Bosnia-Herzegovina

1975 - Present

Mark Akgulian

Oak Park, Illinois

1956 - Present

Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj


1965 - Present

“Spagat Family Voices of Genocide Exhibition” additional funding provided by:

Public Museum Capital Grants Program
Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois State Museum

Harvey L. Miller Supporting Foundation

This exhibition has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Photo credits: Kathleen Hinkel


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